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Old 12-31-2007, 04:24 PM   #29
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I am using the CIPA slide ons on my '06 Silverado 2500HD. They work well enough, but are not remote controlled. I also do not have any steering wheel controls or DIC, so I wonder if any of the OEM extendable or camper mirrors will even work on my truck. Anyone know ??
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:57 PM   #30
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I thought this was why manufacturer's had factory reps and regional service managers so you could call and ask questions. It seems to me Paula's dealer could have done this.
One would think. Unfortunately that is not the case. Factory Representatives are not much more than customer relations people these days. At least in the automotive industry. Factory parts specifiers can tell you if mirror A will fit truck C, but don't have the engineering info to tell if Mirror B will fit a truck that came with mirror A. Factory tech advisors are a littlle better with repair help. At least to the extent that one can fix a vehicle over the phone. But things have just gotten too complicated and the turn over in this field is as bad as any other. Experience is still the best qualifier and experienced dealer techs and veteran parts people are still the best source of accurate info. Sorry if I have offended any factory guys.
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:59 PM   #31
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And the fun never stops!

Big mirrors on! EVERYTHING works, even the turn signal arrows in the mirrors... it works Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.... and suddenly Monday night, NOPE, the power adjustment doesn't work.

So I call Steve in service Tuesday morning. He and I mutually agree that it's probably just a fuse and I stop by.... I've read the manual, found the 2 amp fuse (one that doesn't have a spare in the fuse box cover) and Steve slips the old one out and a new one in. Everything should be fine, right? Of course not. Test the mirror and nothing happens. Steve pulls the new fuse and bingo, it's blown immediately. That means something has shorted and grounded out. And I'm leaving for Florida tomorrow morning. As I see it our options are (1) put in a 30 amp fuse and start sniffing until we smell burning insulation because we've turned the wire into the fuse, then hope it's a quick fix... or (2) leave it alone until I get back from Topsail.

I chose option (2) so now I'm the kid with the manual mirrors... but the turn arrows still work. CRAP. Did anyone else who added power towing mirrors have any problem like this?

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Old 01-02-2008, 01:23 PM   #32
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Big mirrors on! EVERYTHING works, even the turn signal arrows in the mirrors... it works Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.... and suddenly Monday night, NOPE, the power adjustment doesn't work.

So I call Steve in service Tuesday morning. He and I mutually agree that it's probably just a fuse and I stop by.... I've read the manual, found the 2 amp fuse (one that doesn't have a spare in the fuse box cover) and Steve slips the old one out and a new one in. Everything should be fine, right? Of course not. Test the mirror and nothing happens. Steve pulls the new fuse and bingo, it's blown immediately. That means something has shorted and grounded out. And I'm leaving for Florida tomorrow morning. As I see it our options are (1) put in a 30 amp fuse and start sniffing until we smell burning insulation because we've turned the wire into the fuse, then hope it's a quick fix... or (2) leave it alone until I get back from Topsail.

I chose option (2) so now I'm the kid with the manual mirrors... but the turn arrows still work. CRAP. Did anyone else who added power towing mirrors have any problem like this?

Paula Ford (proud owner of a Chevy thats got issues)
Hi Paula, as stated earlier, I set my mirrors when I bought the truck and have not touched the adjustment again. This position works for my Wife also. Maybe we are just lucky....but I am guessing that once you get them set where you like, you may not need to move them, so this may be a non-issue.

Of course you can get it all settled when you return from your trip.

The only adjustment we make is in/out when towing or not (which is manual on the GM's anyway...).

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Old 01-02-2008, 01:46 PM   #33
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Like Bill, I set the angles on my mirrors, on this and last F-250 with tow mirrors, and left that set and just extend them without adjusting angles. The only time I ever adjust the mirrors is when I have the truck washed and the finish guys get them out of adjustment when they are drying the truck and washing the mirrors and windows.
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Backing

I adjust the mirrors when backing, with or without the Airstream attached. It's really easy to turn the mirrors down to the ground and watch your back wheels. You get nicely centered and don't leave yourself with another 3 feet you could have backed into.

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Does the new Chevy mirrors have the concvex mirrors at the bottom? I find them indispensable for verifying my position in the lane and especially checking my blind spots for lane changes.
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Does the new Chevy mirrors have the concvex mirrors at the bottom? I find them indispensable for verifying my position in the lane and especially checking my blind spots for lane changes.
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